Opel Insignia to feature traffic sign recognition system

Ruesselsheim, Germany - Opel has announced that its 2009 model Insignia can be ordered with a camera that can recognize traffic signs and includes a lane departure warning system.

According to Opel, the Insignia will be the first medium range production car with the new technology that includes a windscreen-mounted camera linked to an onboard computer system.

The "Opel Eye" recognizes the shape of traffic signs and the information on it, warning the driver when exceed the speed limit or drives in no-overtaking areas.

In addition, the system recognises lane markings and an alarm sounding when the driver falls asleep behind the wheel.

Opel has not disclosed the price of the extra but says it will gradually offer the system for other models. (dpa)

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